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Old 05 Jan 2015, 05:13 am
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Question Spark plug wires

Hi everyone,

I'm going to change the spark plug and wires on a 2006 type b manual with 102k. I've searches the threads without a definitive answer. Is 7.5mm vs 8.5 mm a huge difference? Brands? Can someone please suggest wires and plugs? What's the interval after 100k.
I've cleaned the throttle body, re oiled air filterin preparation for a ca smog inspection no engine light and did the key lock trick no codes.

Thank you vey much in advance!!!
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Old 05 Jan 2015, 07:58 am
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There are actually a lot of good choices. That's why there is no definitive recommended brand. For a stock PT Cruiser used for everyday driving, the standard diameter wires are fine. The original plug wires on some PT's are fairly poor. So just about any name brand aftermarket wires will be an improvement.

That said, if you want some nice performance wires, many like the MSD #32689 wire set. I just got a set for my 2005 GT.

Here's a link to some on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And here's some on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MSD-32689-Cu...98f46f&vxp=mtr
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Old 05 Jan 2015, 08:24 am
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I haven't had any issues on stock wires. manny miles on some of them.
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Old 05 Jan 2015, 09:28 am
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MSD is a great option.

I have been running Bosch wires from the local auto parts store for year with no issues. Many Cruisers use the Bosch wires.
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Old 05 Jan 2015, 09:34 am
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I too have had good luck with the stock wires, but many more have not. The plug wires on these cars are very short, and as such Chrysler was able to use the cheappest wire possible and get away with it. However it appears that the quality control on these seems to have been non existant.

MSD makes arguably the best wires on the market because they offer one of the lowest resistance cores while still having good radio suppression. This means that almost all of the current supplied from the coil is available to make a strong spark by the plug, while still keeping electrical interference in check. You won't hear your alternator whining in your stereo speakers and your engine will run smoothly.

If I hadn't already found a set of aftermarket wires in the salvage yard for $4, I would be buying MSD wires.
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I prefer MSD products myself.



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Old 05 Jan 2015, 10:56 am
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I prefer MSD products myself.

Red parts mean extra wallop!
Yeah. But HEMI orange gives an even bigger punch.

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Old 05 Jan 2015, 11:10 am
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Wires and plugs have fierce loyalties.
What you can shoot for by paying more for either plugs or wires is longer life.
There is no performance benefit - all you can do is replace performance that aged components may have robbed you of.
I like Crane Firewires.

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Old 05 Jan 2015, 11:33 am
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Wires and plugs have fierce loyalties. IMHO... lol.. I think it is color preference?
What you can shoot for by paying more for either plugs or wires is longer life. The wires life is really more determined by the spark plugs wire operating environment. Dirt oil and grease can breakdown a lead faster then time.
There is no performance benefit - all you can do is replace performance that aged components may have robbed you of. Actually there is. It has to do with the transformer ability to achieve a fast raise time and than sending the current through the spark-plug wires. The lower the ohm the more improved spark ignition as engine load increases. The coil will raise to the steady state value -63.2% and then to its constants 99.5%, which is regarded as its maximum value. If you use a higher ohm rated spark plug wire your will get lower then calculated transformer energy. The CRANE wires you prefer and recommend are an excellent choice in both quality and their rated OHM per foot. The MSD which I prefer and use on just about everything which included my X race car 900HP+ Super Gas Camaro are rated at 40ohms per foot.
I like Crane Firewires. Another good choice!
I would really not recommend any secondary ignition spark plug wire that has a rated OHM of more then 500ohms per foot when making a choice to use on a PT Cruiser NA or Turbo model.

The one good thing about all this is that the spark plug leads on a 2.4 NA or Turbo PT Cruiser are all less then 10 inches long.
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Yeah. But HEMI orange gives an even bigger punch.

Um... well Todd...and I am sure that Mykee will back me on this one... the color with "bigger punch" would be BOMBER ORANGE!

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